Qiu Xiaohua

Ex-statistics chief on trial for bigamy

Disgraced statistics chief Qiu Xiaohua could be sentenced to two years for bigamy after the authorities failed to charge him with bribe-taking.

Saturday, 24 March, 2007, 12:00am

New statistics chief vows to act against corruption

China's new statistics chief, Xie Fuzhan, has warned his subordinates to learn from the fall of his disgraced predecessor, Qiu Xiaohua, and pledged to revamp the National Bureau of Statistics' system of checks and balances.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Dismissed ex-statistics chief barred from party

Qiu Xiaohua loses membership for bigamy and taking bribes, report says

Former National Bureau of Statistics head Qiu Xiaohua , who was sacked in October for suspected involvement in a huge social security fund scandal, has been expelled from the Communist Party for taking bribes and having more than one wife, state media reported yesterday.

24 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Catching up

China - the world's fourth-largest economy - could overtake Germany in third place by 2010, said National Bureau of Statistics director Qiu Xiaohua .

Speaking at Peking University on Monday, Mr Qiu said China's gross domestic product per capita would reach US$3,000 by 2010, while 15 years from now, it would reach US$5,000, 'and that means our economy will match that of Japan'.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Statistics chief vows to improve credibility of government data

China's newly appointed top statistician has pledged to improve data authenticity, describing it as the biggest challenge in the country's statistical work.

11 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Rural development to underpin economy, says statistician

A drive to boost the rural economy will guarantee the mainland enjoys another year of fast and steady growth in 2006, according to a top statistician.

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Statistics show end to revival in output

Industrial output slowed again in November after a brief spurt in October, reflecting a slump in production of energy, and of collectively owned industries and foreign firms.

10 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

China foreign investment

The mainland will re-introduce duty-free imports of capital equipment for various foreign investment projects, following the slowdown in growth of incoming investment, State Statistical Bureau (SSB) spokesman Qiu Xiaohua said yesterday.

21 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Inflation tipped to stabilise next year

INFLATION would likely remain in the range of 13 to 18 per cent next year, Chief Economist Qiu Xiaohua said yesterday.

Speaking at a seminar in Hong Kong, Mr Qiu said he believed inflation should be best kept near 15 per cent taking account of the affordability of the people.

27 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Debt may block new reform plan

THE 'triangular debts' problem remains the key obstacle to a series of major reform measures on enterprise and banking to be introduced by China next year, the mainland's top economist said yesterday.

Qiu Xiaohua, Chief Economist of the State Statistical Bureau (SSB), said major restructuring of the state sector would be introduced over the next few years.

27 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Officials admit losing battle to curb inflation

CHINESE officials have admitted that inflation will almost certainly stay above 10 per cent this year, and some even predicted it would remain at about 17 per cent for the first half of this year.

According to State Statistics Bureau figures, the retail price index rose by 20.1 per cent in the first quarter this year.

21 Apr 1994 - 12:00am